Accessibility for people with disabilities
Most people still think of accessibility in terms of disability. 1 in 5 people in the UK have some kind of disability, and 1 in 4 in the United States.
10% of the UK are dyslexic.
12% of people have tremors or other impairments.
ADHD and autism
Diagnosed in over 11% of children.
19% of the UK suffer from hearing loss.
3% of UK has significant sight loss, 0.5% are legally blind.
18% of US adults suffer from an anxiety disorder.
Accessibility for everyone
Accessibility isn’t just for people with disabilities. If you’ve ever used captions to watch a video without sound, you’ve benefitted from accessible technologies. Modern accessibility helps everyone.
Using a phone in bright sunlight
Crying child on lap, phone ringing in background
At a loud bar
No headphones, sees video in Facebook feed
Using phone one-handed on train
A tourist is trying to use your site in a second language